This architectural rendering of the ‘Zen room’ in Accenture’s new Melbourne offices is an example of companies creating more modern and alluring workplaces to attract top talent.
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Top-end companies are investing in design features to make their offices more appealing to staff. But many workers are looking for more than just funky design from their workplaces.
The functions of the AFP differ from state police forces in that it has a major role in combating crime impacting on Australia’s national security.
The AWU case is not the first time the AFP has been embroiled in politics, nor will it be the last.
Do you know where your beer comes from?
Do you know where your beer was brewed?
Many "imported beers" are actually made locally. Should we have clearer labelling for the origins of beer?
Research has shown that 23% of young Australians have been subjected to image-based abuse.
Australia now has more states and territories with specific revenge porn laws than those without. But they may not be the most effective way to tackle the problem.
Pores are self-cleaning, so you don’t need to rip out or scrub off their contents.
Many of us would have seen, if not tried, various products claiming to clean the dirt out of our pores. But do we need to?
Australian police often have to request data about suspects from overseas.
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Support from overseas law enforcement and tech companies is typically a slow and cumbersome process.
Just seeing plants can have a huge impact on your mood.
Bringing nature into the workplace can lead to a number of benefits, including reduced stress and increased creativity.
Some conditions should be classified as normal in some people and don’t need treatment.
Australian health-care organisations are urging action on treatments of people who don't need them.
Building diverse networks with people different from ourselves allows people to access new information and resources.
When attempting to network, people face social and spatial barriers.
Our study suggests setting targets for antibiotic prescribing is the next step to curb their overuse.
A study that shows GPs are prescribing about five million too many antibiotic scripts a year means we have to take a radical new approach to reducing use of these drugs.
Now you can find out who’s wining and dining our doctors, nurses and pharmacists with publicly available data of drug company funded events.
Drug companies funded more than 116,000 educational events for doctors over four years. Now you can find out exactly which companies footed the bills and how much they paid.
Firearms are not the main weapon of choice in homicides in Australia.
When it comes to homicide rates, the outlook for Australia is positive with continued reduction in the homicide rate. However, challenges remain.
Greener and better ventilated offices can lead to better performance of employees.
The quality of the office environment itself can have significant negative effects on thinking, health and productivity.
Australian Manuka honey may have to be called something else.
New Zealand is currently pushing to certify and protect Manuka honey. Should Australia follow suit with King Island Beef?
While noting the bravery of the police officers involved in the 2014 Sydney siege, a NSW coronial inquest also highlighted that mistakes were made.
Policing culture is often associated with a lack of transparency and a resistance to external examination.
Medical panels are constantly lowering thresholds across many diseases, which results in more and more healthy people being diagnosed as sick.
More of us are labelled as sick with the constantly changing diagnostic cut-offs for diseases. Now an international expert panel has drafted a list of things to consider before setting new thresholds.
The future of the NDIS is seemingly secured in this federal budget.
Health announcements in the federal budget include a slow lifting of the Medicare rebate freeze, money for new medicines, and an increase in the Medicare levy to fund the NDIS.
Eddie Koiki Mabo (left) and Jack Wailu on the Torres Strait island of Mer.
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The Mabo decision changed Australia's concept of land ownership. It was a divisive yet important step toward recognising Indigenous rights and establishing native title.
Hot-desking and activity-based work can bring on a range of issues.
While companies are committing to hot-desking and activity-based work, research is finding negative outcomes for workers.
Co-working can be a refreshing change for many employees where the design of the workplace and the politics of their organisation means they are simply too tired.
Co-working spaces are evolving to suits the needs of a changing workforce.